Serengeti National Park
Observe the African wildlife. ” The ambiance of the wild is amplified by Broadway’s never-ending grassland terrain; rare and untamed animals can be found in large numbers scattered across this magnificent display of nature’s wonder. The Serengeti, which is home to the most spectacular display of the Great Wildebeest Migration, is no stranger to spectacular action from the 300 mammal species and 500 bird species that call its vast plains home. Baobab Camp has a unique chance to photograph important parts of the wildebeest migration journey, each with its own unique view.
In general, wildlife enthusiasts should plan their trips to coincide with the drier months (June to October). If you can, go in June or July, when the incredible wildebeest migration usually tramples the plains. Visit in late January or February if you want to see predators in action. When the wildebeests calve, the annual rains come to a halt.
The Serengeti’s grassland plains in the southeast are famous for their beauty. The terrain is more hilly and rocky in the north. To the west, valleys, rivers, and forests can be found. “Koppies,” granite outcrops rising from the plains, can be found in several areas of the Serengeti. It’s a massive, breathtaking landscape—big sky country that feels like an untamed wilderness.
The Serengeti is famed for its annual wildebeest migration, when some 8 million hooves cross the open plains, as more than 1,500,000 wildebeest, 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle join the trek for fresh grazing. Predators follow the migration, and sightings of big cats hunting are particularly exciting. Spotted hyenas, golden and black-backed jackals are also common.
The Serengeti has some of Africa’s best wildlife viewing. All of the major safari animals can be found in large numbers. Cheetah and four of the Big Five are common sightings, but rhino sightings are uncommon, with only black rhinos present. Big cats aren’t the only predators you’ll see. There are also spotted hyenas, jackals, bat-eared foxes, and more.
The Great Wildebeest Migration
The Great Wildebeest Migration: The annual migration of massive herds of grazers across Northern Tanzania and Kenya is a sight to behold. Over two million wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles migrate through the Serengeti and Masai Mara ecosystems in search of green pasture on a regular basis. This is without a doubt one of the world’s greatest natural wonders.